The EPA has announced that equity, environmental justice, and civil rights compliance are being incorporated as distinct and core goals of EPA’s multiyear strategic plan. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), low-income, minority, Tribal, and Indigenous communities are more likely to be impacted by environmental hazards and more likely to live near contaminated […]
Did you know the absence of effective dust controls and poor work practices on construction sites can result in silica exposures above occupational exposure limits?
Crystalline silica is a chemical compound of atoms of the elements silicon and oxygen arranged in a repeating three-dimensional pattern. Quartz is the most common form of crystalline silica; tridymite and cristobalite are two similar forms. Dust is the name for solid particles made when a hard substance like rock is crushed, ground up, or […]
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAs, are a family of more than 9,000 widely used, man-made chemicals found in industrial and consumer products, worldwide, for over 70 years.1 They are known as Forever Chemicals because they break down very slowly in the environment over time.2 Among the family of PFAs are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), […]
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Hazardous materials, contaminants, or pollutants that either are or may be present on a property may complicate its reuse, redevelopment, or expansion. Those properties are known as brownfields. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the United States. Remediating and redeveloping brownfields improves and protects the environment, reduces development […]